7-foot-2-inch collegiate prospect, Bol Bol took a major hit in his draft stock, not being selected until 44th in the second round of last nights NBA Draft. However he may have just landed in the picture perfect system for him to those who passed wrong.
Son of an NBA legend, Bol Bol entered last night's 2019 NBA Draft with a much expected toll to be taken to his draft stock due to his short collegiate stint at Oregon for the Ducks.
Unfortunately Bol's first and only college basketball season was cut short due to a foot injury suffered in January. As a result, Bol only managed to play in nine games for the Ducks, where he left quite the impression.
When analyzing collegiate talent it takes more then looking at the base value stats provided all over the internet. In Bol Bol's case, we have the perfect picture example of that exact scenario. Bol led Oregon despite just a nine-game season, averaging 21.0 points with 9.6 rebounds and 1.0 assists. However scouts last night failed to recognize the fact that Bol may in fact be the most impressive big man in the 2019 draft class.
Aside from the fact that at an overwhelming 7-foot-2, tallest of any prospect last night by far, Bol can do more than just rebound, block, and protect the glass at an elite level. Bol is a legitimate offensive threat from the outside and field. He shot 56.1 percent from the field goal, 52 percent from beyond the arc, and 75.2 percent from the line. That's insane to believe when taking into consideration the height. With the game of modern day basketball transcending into a game that's heavily reliant on shooting, and three point shooting, it's incredible to have a center at Bol's size alone- but to have one that's adapted to the modern day state of basketball, and able to shoot successfully at an efficient rate...
That's a player hard to pass up. Even with recovery from a broken foot injury.
The Denver Nuggets landed Bol Bol in the second round via the 44th overall selection last night.
At 44, to say that's a steal, would be a complete understatement. It's not appropriately suitable when considering an elite prospect with the skill-set that Bol Bol possesses.
However despite the fact that over half the league overlooked Bol, perhaps landing in Denver at 44 is just what Bol and the Nuggets need. A perfect match. Lets consider the fact that the Nuggets have the undoubtedly best passing big man in the NBA today in Nikola Jokic. An already established shooting, defensive, passing, and rebounding threat. They've gotMichael Porter Jr. coming back and making his NBA career debut next season. That's a team stacked with shooting, rebounding, blocking, defensive, and certainly plenty of height. Not to mention the Nuggets are a team quickly on the rise. Can't wait to recognize the Jokic-Bol duo as one of the most elite front courts in basketball. Nice snag Denver!
Let's also not forget the fact that Bol Bol whipped out the upmost bad-ass, venom inspired suit last night.
Had to recognize that. Prove em wrong Bol!